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Facebook faces tax court trial over Ireland offshore deal

18 Feb 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world's largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland.

Twitter to label deepfakes and other deceptive media

04 Feb 2020

Twitter said on Tuesday it would start applying a label to tweets containing synthetic or deceptively edited forms of media, as social media platforms brace for a potential onslaught of misinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

As coronavirus misinformation spreads on social media, Facebook removes posts

01 Feb 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said it will take down misinformation about China's fast-spreading coronavirus, in a rare departure from its usual approach to dubious health content that is presenting a fresh challenge for social media companies.

Facebook to remove coronavirus misinformation after WHO declares global emergency

31 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will take down misinformation about China's fast-spreading coronavirus in a rare departure from its approach to health content, after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency.

Facebook warns revenue growth slowing, costs remain high

30 Jan 2020

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that growth would continue to slow as its business matured and it reported a surge in quarterly expenses, disappointing Wall Street expectations that the costs of improving privacy would level off. | Video

Facebook tweaks ad policy but still allows political lies in U.S. campaign 2020

22 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc announced limited changes on Thursday to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but defied critics' demands that it bar politicians from using its ads system to spread lies. | Video

Facebook sued in U.S. federal court for alleged anticompetitive conduct

17 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Four companies sued Facebook Inc in U.S. federal court on Thursday for alleged anticompetitive conduct, saying the social network inappropriately revoked developer access to its platform in order to harm prospective competitors.

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